4
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4answers
910 views

What hardware device eats up 1.4GB of my 4GB RAM?

I'm using Windows 7 64-bits on a Lenovo 530 notebook with 4GB of RAM. However, my task manager shows that the amount of RAM is only 2.6GB, and resource monitor shows that 1.4 GB is "used by ...
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votes
1answer
121 views

Where's the memory going? [closed]

I'm getting Out of Memory errors in one of my programs (I'm a programmer). This is ridiculous, because I have 16GB RAM on a Windows 7 x64 system, and no reason why I should be running out. So I ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Windows 8 running out of memory? [duplicate]

About an hour after startup I get a message box saying windows is low on memory, I've got 16GB ram and as far as I can see I should be using no more than 20% of my memory from the applications in task ...
7
votes
2answers
8k views

What are the “modified” and “standby” RAM regions in Resource Monitor?

The "Resource Monitor" tool of Windows 7 shows me a typical memory map like in the screen shot above. What are the orange colored modifed and blue colored standby regions in this graphic? What ...
23
votes
5answers
28k views

Why does Windows 7 use the page file when there's free physical RAM?

I am using Windows 7 64 bit with 8G ram. After some use, I feel Windows is getting sluggish. The drive is thrashing. When I look at the resource monitor and disk activity, I see a few instances of use ...
9
votes
3answers
22k views

What is Performance Monitor telling me when my page faults / second are high?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer that is having performance issues. After some investigation, I have discovered that the page faults / second on it - as reported by Performance Monitor - are really ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

what kind of memory can be categorized as Modified Memory in Resource Monitor

In Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2, there is a new Resource Monitor that is very useful and powerful to monitor the system. In the Memory section, I see a section called Modified (orange) The ...